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Sustainable Groundwater Management in SADC Member States

The development objective of the Sustainable Groundwater Management in Southern African Development Community (SADC) Member States Project for Africa is to support sustainable management of groundwater at national and transboundary levels across SADC member states. Negative impacts include: air and water pollution, noise, waste, soil erosion, and health hazards.

Mitigation measures include:

  • (1) implementing training and awareness program on occupational and public safety covering construction and operational phases of the project;
  • (2) planting vegetation on the slopes (local species) to avoid soil erosion during increased rainfall season;
  • (3) monitoring to ensure there are no unnecessary human activities encouraged at the dams and ponds;
  • (4) ensuring appropriate use of packing material;
  • (5) avoiding drilling in biologically sensitive areas; and
  • (6) using existing roads for access, where possible.

Cuvelai and Etosha Basin , Karoo Sedimentary Aquifer , Limpopo Basin , Tuli Karoo Sub-basin , Ramotswa Dolomite Basin , South-east Kalahari / Karoo Basin , Medium Zambezi Aquifer , Nata Karoo Sub-basin , Northern Kalahari / Karoo Basin , Coastal Sedimentary Basin 3 , Karoo Sandstone Aquifer , Congo Intra-cratonic Basin

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General information
GEF ID 4966
IBRD ID 127086
Project type Full-Size Project
Status preparation (IA Approved)
Start Date 24 Apr 2014
End Date 31 Dec 2020
GEF characteristic:
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project USD 8,119,179
Total Cost of the project: USD 50,597,179
Angola , Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba , Botswana , Lesotho , Malawi , Namibia , Seychelles , South Africa , Swaziland , Tanzania United Republic of , Zambia , Regional

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (WB)

Project contacts
James Sauramba Executive Director, SADC Groundwater Management Institute
Anna Cestari Senior Water Specialist